Netizens started speculating who in the Bollywood industry is likely to play Neeraj Chopra in the medal-winning javelin thrower’s biopic. Majority of the fingers pointed to the ‘Khiladi’ star Akshay Kumar. Following this, several memes went viral where Akshay, who is seen holding a stick, is said to have started preparing for the biopic.
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Adding to this, snippets of Neeraj’s interview from 2018 are surfacing in social media. Neeraj Chopra had told a leading news portal that it would be great if a biopic was made on him and that he would want Akshay Kumar or Randeep Hooda to play him.
However, in a turn of events, now it seems Akshay wants Neeraj to star in the actor’s biopic if made in the future. “I would say Neeraj Chopra is a very good-looking guy. ‘Agar mera koi biopic karega toh woh kar sakta hai’ (If a biopic about me is made some day, he should play me in the film),” Akshay said in an interview.
Meanwhile, Neeraj now seems to have changed his mind about a biopic. After his Olympic win, he told a leading daily in an interview to not make a biopic on him yet.
“I’m still playing (the sport), and would like to continue doing so. I believe there are more stories to be added to my journey, and ‘main chahta hun aur medal leke aaun. Jab tak career chal raha hai tab tak ruk jana chahiye’ (I want to win more medals. Until I am still playing, the biopic should be on hold). I want to focus on my game. I’d like it if a biopic is made on me, but after my journey is over and I retire from sports!” he said.